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Surging college costs price out middle class
by Education: News & Videos about Education - CNN.com
Jun 10, 2016
“What do you get when college costs skyrocket but incomes barely budge? Yet another blow to the middle class.”
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For-profit colleges face tougher funding standards
by Education: News & Videos about Education - CNN.com
May 31, 2016
“In order to receive federal funding for education programs, for-profit colleges now need to prove that their graduates are actually getting jobs.”
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Trump's 'university' targeted by NY regulators
by Education: News & Videos about Education - CNN.com
May 17, 2016
“The company formerly known as Trump University is one of several for-profit schools under investigation by the New York Attorney General, a Trump spokesman confirmed Friday.”
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At Small Colleges, Harsh Lessons About Cash Flow
by NYT > Education
Apr 30, 2016
“In the last few years, small liberal arts colleges struggling under financial siege have been forced to re-examine their missions and justify their existence.”
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Could these electronic glasses change a blind person’s life?
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 30, 2016
““Oh Mommy, there you are!” 12 year old Christopher Ward Jr. said as he saw his mother for the first time. He was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, so his view of the world ended about five inches from his nose. Luckily his mother learned about eSight glasses, and took him from Forest Virginia to Washington, DC to try them out. “When I looked at her she was pretty,” the young man said, bringing half of us to tears. eSight glasses use a small, high resolution camera and live streams enhanced video directly in front of the user’s eyes. Software ensures there’s no lag time allowing the wearer to seamlessly go from reading a book to looking at someone sitting across the room, then out a window. eSight Eyewear helped a mother see her baby for the first time, and kids as young as six years old see a world they’ve never been able to view before. “Pretty cool glasses huh?” Chris said, drawing a laugh. Related : Facebook uses AI to help the blind ‘see’ images Yes, indeed. They won’t work for everyone — for 14 percent of the world’s sight-impaired population, those completely blind or severely sight-impaired, eSight glasses are ineffective. But they do work for legally blind and those with low vision, like Chris. Unfortunately, one pair of eSight glasses carry a $15,000 price tag, though the company offers free demos. Ward’s mother Marquita Hackley told WSET, “Whatever it takes to raise the money for it, that’s what I was determined I was going to do.” The difference these glasses can make in Chris’ life is painfully evident. Because he can’t see the words on a printed page, he learned Braille and uses a special typewriter to turn in his school assignments, but even now, some textbooks aren’t available for him. As he moves on in life, specifically to high school, sticking to paper and a typewriter will become more difficult; for instance, his high school primarily uses computers, which Chris can’t see at all. So Chris’s mother set up a crowdfunding campaign for him. 565 donors raised $25,241 before Ms. Hackley closed the fundraiser. She’s overwhelmed by all the well-wishers. She said, “All the messages that we’ve gotten on Facebook and emails, I mean it’s just amazing.” The extra money will go into a trust fund for Ward’s college tuition.”
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When It Comes to College Costs, Middle-Class Kids Are Still Screwed
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 30, 2016
“The study by researchers at Vanderbilt University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Institute for Research in Higher Education found that since 2008, overall college affordability has fallen 45 states, owing in part to slashed state spending on higher education in the years during and since the Great Recession. As a result, low- and middle-income earners in certain states now must spend as much as 76 percent of their annual income to pay a student’s tuition and expenses at a four-year public school, according to the study, The 2016 College Affordability Diagnosis. Meanwhile, financial aid doesn’t go as far as it did before, access to it has tightened, and a working student would need to work so many hours to pay the bills—and probably is already facing pressure to support him or herself, or a family—that college would take a backseat to finding a job, the study says.”
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New Partnership Helps Minority College Students Study Abroad
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 29, 2016
“The college student population has become increasingly diverse in the last few decades, but white students are still the majority of undergrads who study abroad. Only 8.3 percent of Hispanic college students and 5.6 percent of black undergrads typically study abroad, according to the Council on International Educational Exchange. Lack of money and familiarity with college study abroad programs are often obstacles for many minorities who want to enroll in an academic program overseas, experts say.”
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It's almost impossible for students to sue a for-profit college. Here's why.
by Education
Apr 29, 2016
“Enrollment contracts have become a popular way for career schools to protect their financial interest by tucking in clauses that bar students from filing class-action lawsuits.”
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Newtown Conspiracy Theorist Sues University That Fired Him
by NYT > Education
Apr 27, 2016
“A lawsuit by the professor, James Tracy, argues that Florida Atlantic University violated his right to free speech.”
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How To Get The Best-Possible Deal From Public Colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 27, 2016
“You can get a better deal from an out-of-state public college. Here's what you need to know.”
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Yale keeps name of college tied to 19th century slavery defender
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 27, 2016
“Yale University will keep the name of its Calhoun College, named after former U.S. Vice President John Calhoun, despite objections by students unhappy with its association with a prominent defender of slavery, the school said on Wednesday. The Ivy League school in Connecticut, which is among several universities that have recently faced calls to dissociate themselves from symbols associated with racism, said it hoped its decision would encourage the campus to confront the history of slavery. It also said it would change the title of the officers who lead its 12 undergraduate residential colleges to head of college from master, a term some people connected to slavery.”
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Academia and motherhood: We can have both
by Education
Apr 27, 2016
“A Yale University scholar questions the notion of a 'baby penalty' for ambitious faculty on college campuses.”
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Howard University gives tuition rebates to some members of its graduating class
by Education
Apr 27, 2016
“Howard University is refunding more than a hundred soon-to-be graduates half of the tuition they paid out of pocket this semester, in an effort to encourage more students to complete their education on time.”
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Illinois governor signs higher education stopgap funding bill
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 26, 2016
“Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner on Monday signed into law a bill to send $600 million to cash-starved state universities and community colleges, calling the measure "a first step toward compromise between Democrats and Republicans."  An impasse between the Republican governor and Democrats who control the legislature has left Illinois without a budget 10 months into fiscal 2016. In bipartisan votes in the House and Senate on Friday, lawmakers approved $600 million, or 34 percent, of the $1.7 billion Democrats had earmarked for higher education spending for the whole fiscal year, which began July 1. Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger said on Friday that her office would immediately start processing payments for the universities, colleges and for college student grants funded by the legislation.”
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White House launches $100M competition to expand tuition-free community college
by Education
Apr 25, 2016
“The White House is pledging $100 million to expand workforce training programs at community colleges, building on President Obama's goal of making tuition at community colleges free.”
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Sheila Bair’s novel idea: Have colleges help pay student debt
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 24, 2016
“Washington College raised $313,000 to go toward paying some student loans.”
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Down to Lunch app gets friends together as developers shun money
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 24, 2016
““I’m over-wired and over-tired, DTL?” If that question makes sense, chances are you’ve already downloaded Down to Lunch. DTL is one of the hottest new social networking apps, according to the New York Times. As of this week, DTL was the second most downloaded iOS app overall and #1 for iOS social networking apps (not as high in the Android world). It’s clear why Down to Lunch is taking over with the students for which it was designed — the app is fast, easy, and hip. The co-founders and chief developers are as much part of the story as the application itself. Rather than meeting with potential investors, Nikil Viswanathan and Joseph Lau, both Stanford alumni, want to spend their time interacting with users and strengthening their application infrastructure. You can actually text them directly from within Down to Lunch. Related:  The history of social networking Down to Lunch has a simple function: help friends make plans and meet up in person. The app uses simple graphics to fill in the blanks in the following sentence, “I want to ____ with _____ at _____.” For each of the blanks, you choose from simple popup menus with icons and one or two-word descriptions. The application, conceived for and tested by college and high school students, is pre-filled with common activities. The first group, the “Popular” activities, are Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Chill, and Study. Other categories include Sports, Fun, Bored, and Other (Church and Get a Ride). There’s also a big plus icon labeled New. When you tap it, your phone’s message app opens, ready to message your suggestion to the developers. If you receive an invite for an activity, you accept by clicking a button labeled “I’m Down.” Down to Lunch co-founders, Joseph Lau and Nikil Viswanathan DTL When you first sign up for Down to Lunch, the application searches your email for friends on the service. You can invite people individually or through lists. An early option let you invite your entire contact list, but when the developers started getting complaints about the volume of messages being sent, DTL removed it. Between them, Viswanathan and Lau had prior experience with big name tech companies including Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Microsoft, and Pinterest. They’ve also tried to develop other social networking apps, but Down to Lunch is the first one to stick. They coded DTL in just one day. Right now their focus is keeping up with growth and customer communication and support. The developers also had to deal with the aftermath of what was apparently a destructive hate campaign, perhaps from a competitor. Claims were made accusing DTL as an app for human trafficking. The New York Times reported that the head of the human trafficking division of the Texas attorney general’s office investigated the allegations and found no evidence. With the current communications options overload — email, text messaging, Facebook messages, phone calls, etc. — another connections app might seem superfluous. But when 15 percent of the University of Notre Dame student body downloaded it within a 12 hour period (according to Viswanathan), it’s clear that DTL is filling a need for the simple, single-purpose app. Meeting up with friends has always been important — now it’s even easier to do so. Also watch: MacBook (2015) vs. Dell XPS 13 (2015): Spec Showdown Please enable Javascript to watch this video”
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Student video: 'When my teacher found out Prince died'
by Education
Apr 24, 2016
“You’ve probably seen or read a good deal of reaction to the death of Prince, but this is an unusual video you may not have viewed. It was posted on Twitter by a student of English Language Arts teacher Matthew Patterson of Banneker High School in College Park, Ga. When my teacher found out Prince […]”
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If you think these 'elite' summer programs will get your kid into college, guess again
by Education
Apr 24, 2016
“Two key misconceptions parents labor under when trying to "get" their kid into college.”
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Illinois lawmakers pass $600 million university stopgap
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 22, 2016
“Illinois’ cash-starved public universities and community colleges won a temporary financial reprieve on Friday after the state legislature approved a $600 million funding plan, offering a rare break in the state's long-running budget stalemate. The legislation now goes to Republican Governor Bruce Rauner, who praised its passage and is expected to sign it. “By passing this bipartisan agreement, lawmakers in both chambers put aside political differences to provide emergency assistance for higher education, ensuring universities and community colleges remain open and low-income students can pay for school," Rauner said.”
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Georgia lawmaker targets guidelines on campus sexual assault
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 22, 2016
“ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state lawmaker and his wife have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and its Office for Civil Rights, alleging that it is trying to "micromanage student sex lives" with its regulations on how colleges and universities should handle allegations of sexual assault and harassment.”
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Illinois lawmakers pass $600M aid for struggling colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 22, 2016
“SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' college and universities received a much-needed lifeline Friday when lawmakers approved a $600 million short-term funding fix for the institutions, which have been struggling without state funding during the monthslong budget stalemate, even laying off employees.”
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Jerry Falwell Jr.: Liberty University debate boycott is based on false assumptions
by Education
Apr 22, 2016
“Liberty president says his comments about wanting to "end those Muslims" was about stopping a specific terror attack, not a reference to "the many good and honorable Muslims who do not come into public spaces armed to kill innocents."”
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Budget woes force Kansas to delay road work, cut colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 21, 2016
“TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas plans to delay major highway projects and cut additional spending at state universities, a top aide to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday, after a new pessimistic fiscal forecast blew a hole in the state's budget.”
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College students cancel concert by rapper Action Bronson
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 21, 2016
“HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Students at Connecticut's Trinity College have canceled a concert by rapper Action Bronson, saying his music and videos promote misogyny and hatred against gay and transsexual people.”
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Should you be saving for college using a 529 plan or a Roth IRA?
by Education
Apr 21, 2016
“Both accounts come with tax advantages and could grow your money. Which one is right for your family?”
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College students have a new career starter app with LinkedIn Student
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 20, 2016
“Concerned that your LinkedIn profile is bare? Have you only worked at fast food places, and is your only award the all-campus beer pong championship? LinkedIn feels your pain and has a new app just for you. LinkedIn Student launched yesterday, and focuses on American college students who are just starting to build their resumes and starting their career searches. Information provided to students will be based on major, graduation date, and the students’ own activity and choices on the site, according to a report on VentureBeat. After downloading the free app, students start their profiles and career searches by entering their colleges, majors, and expected graduation dates. After registering, students are shown recommended cards about careers related to their majors, as well as positions that employ similar skill sets. The crossover skill set data is gleaned from the profiles of regular LinkedIn influencers, a group of approximately 500 leading professional in various fields who are invited by LinkedIn to publish on the site. Related:  LinkedIn launches major mobile app revamp for iOS and Android Users navigate LinkedIn Student by swiping cards. Each choice is recorded and over time the program’s algorithms will shape the data presented. From the initial major-based career suggestion choices, the program can direct students to alumni from their schools in their fields of interest, as well as to current job postings on the regular LinkedIn site. There will also be articles written by influencers about their own job searches and career development. Five hundred such articles are already available. After students work through the recommended cards, they can work on building their profiles by adding awards, current projects, and other information. One of the best ways students can use the new app is to discover alumni working in their own desired fields in locations they prefer, and with that information, start to build their own networks. Except for alumni connections and university pages intended for career services departments, LinkedIn’s previous college-focused portal is being closed. LinkedIn Student is available in a mobile format only, for both iOS and Android phones. While international versions of LinkedIn Student are planned, the launch version is for U.S. college students only. Also watch: LinkedIn to Debut its First-Ever TV Ad During Oscars Please enable Javascript to watch this video”
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Friends, finances may affect how long women breastfeed
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 20, 2016
“Pediatricians recommend that infants be exclusively breastfed until at least 6 months of age because it can reduce their risk of ear and respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome, allergies, childhood obesity and diabetes. Researchers followed two groups of mothers who gave birth in Germany about a decade apart and found that, over time, women became more likely to continue breastfeeding for 4 to 6 months. “Lower educated women were less likely to overcome these barriers as easily as those with higher education,” said study co-author Dr. Dietrich Rothenbacher of Ulm University in Germany.”
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Turkey abduction lands 2 California college students in jail
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 20, 2016
“ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Tim the Turkey's abduction did more than ruffle a few feathers.”
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'Muzzles' mine rich vein of speech limits among US colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 20, 2016
“RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The "Jefferson Muzzles," those dubious awards shaming the worst free-speech offenders, are taking aim at higher education this year — from tarring those at Yale who warned students against donning culturally insensitive Halloween costumes to feathering others for muzzling the press and more.”
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Save $90K in High School for College
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 19, 2016
“Michael Bervell, 18, now a freshman at Harvard University majoring in neurology and computer science , raised more than $90,000 during high school to pay for college. Many students, like Bervell, say paying for college is part of their responsibility and start saving in high school. A 2015 College Savings Foundation report, which surveyed 500 high school students, found that 81 percent think paying for some part of college is their responsibility.”
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Race/Related: 272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants?
by NYT > Education
Apr 19, 2016
“In 1838, the Jesuit priests who ran the country’s top Catholic university needed money to keep it alive. Now comes the task of making amends.”
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21 Liberal Arts Colleges With the Lowest Student-Faculty Ratios
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 19, 2016
“The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College, The Short List: Grad School and The Short List: Online Programs to find data that matter to you in your college or grad school search.”
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Best High Schools Breakdown: Who Gets Gold, Silver and Bronze
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 19, 2016
“The public schools honored among the U.S. News Best High Schools educate all of their students well, not just those who are likely to head to college. U.S. News reviewed more than 28,000 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for the 2016 Best High Schools rankings. To earn a gold, silver or bronze medal from U.S. News, schools must pass a four-step evaluation, which looks at students' performance on required state tests, their graduation rates and their college readiness.”
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Lay the Foundation for Medical School Success in High School
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 19, 2016
“High school students should begin their planning early, and they should consider the advice below. Understand the impact of your high school performance: Your high school achievements are primarily evident on your medical school application in terms of their impact on your college record. A rigorous high school curriculum affects the undergraduate programs you'll be admitted to, whether you earn college credit for your work in high school and how well prepared you are for college.”
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Embattled college accrediting agency replaces controversial chief
by Education
Apr 19, 2016
“The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools has announced the departure of its president and chief executive, Albert Gray, who defended the agency's decision to accredit controversial Corinthian Colleges.”
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Washington College gives graduating seniors a parting gift: Debt reduction
by Education
Apr 19, 2016
“All graduating seniors who took out federal student loans this semester will receive grants from the college to repay the debt.”
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Duke leaders call for repeal of North Carolina's 'bathroom law' on discrimination
by Education
Apr 19, 2016
“Duke University's president says the new state law, which requires people to use public restrooms in accordance with the gender on their birth certificates, is already hurting the reputation and economy of the state.”
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Demonstrators urge freedom for missing journalist Austin Tice
by Education
Apr 19, 2016
“Georgetown University students and others rally outside the White House for Tice, who disappeared in August 2012.”
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Top colleges put thousands of applicants in wait-list limbo, and some won't admit any
by Education
Apr 16, 2016
“Adding to the emotional turmoil of college admissions season, some students are given a sense of hope about getting into their dream schools, only to be left dangling.”
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Refugee teachers go back to school to train for work in Germany
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 15, 2016
“By Michelle Martin POTSDAM, Germany (Reuters) - Syrian asylum seeker Alaa Kassab can't believe her luck. Four months after arriving in Germany, the 23-year-old English instructor has joined a program that gives refugee teachers German lessons and qualifies them to work in German schools. Along with 25 other migrants, mainly from Syria, Kassab is spending six hours a day learning German at the University of Potsdam near Berlin.”
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When a Feminist Pledges a Sorority
by NYT > Education
Apr 15, 2016
“College women are embracing — and rethinking — the Greek life experience. And not just on the campuses you’d expect: in the Ivy League.”
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Common Application Saturates the College Admissions Market, Critics Say
by NYT > Education
Apr 15, 2016
“After a student was accepted to all the Ivy League schools, not everyone was cheering. Some say the Common Application system distorts elite college admissions.”
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Social Club at Harvard Rejects Calls to Admit Women, Citing Risk of Sexual Misconduct
by NYT > Education
Apr 15, 2016
“The all-male Porcellian Club, founded in 1791 and known for secrecy, drew criticism after its statement on a frequently debated issue at the university.”
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Students protest over Spain's education law, university fees
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 15, 2016
“MADRID (AP) — Thousands of high school students have staged demonstrations in cities across Spain to protest over the country's education law, changes in the duration of university degrees and university fee hikes.”
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German university starts training plan for refugee teachers
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 15, 2016
“POTSDAM, Germany (AP) — A German university has launched a program aimed at enabling teachers who fled Syria and other countries to return to the classroom, potentially helping them serve as bridge-builders between German schools and last year's many new arrivals.”
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20 Summer Job Ideas for High School and College Students
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 15, 2016
“If you're interested in making some serious cash to fund that summer fun, here are 20 great summer job ideas that can help you rake in dough while you enjoy a break from school work. To help find clients, create flyers and post them at local businesses, send out a mass email to family and friends or advertise at local schools before the school year ends. If you have access to a lawn mower and some basic lawn care tools, a summer job cutting lawns, trimming bushes and doing basic landscaping could be just the thing for you.”
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Teachers Who Fled War-Ravaged Schools Find Work in German Classrooms
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 15, 2016
“One German university is hoping it can help get asylum seekers back to work, and help child refugees in the process. The University of Potsdam commenced its Refugee Teachers Program this week, Reuters reports.”
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I tried to confront racism head-on. People called me a sellout.
by Education
Apr 15, 2016
“A sophomore at Williams College writes about why he continues to push to bring controversial speakers to campus, despite increasingly personal backlash.”
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Pro-Trump, anti-Mexican messages chalked on California campus as 'chalkening' movement spreads
by Education
Apr 13, 2016
“Pro-Trump messages written in chalk spread on college campuses, with some seeing "chalkening" trend as more than just campaign slogans. Some see it as a challenge to political correctness and a voice for free speech. Others see racism.”
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Kentucky's attorney general sues governor over higher-education cuts
by Education
Apr 13, 2016
“Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a lawsuit to stop Gov. Matt Bevin from slashing the budgets of the state's public colleges and universities.”
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Ex-football player jailed after 2 college students slain
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 11, 2016
“BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The two Southern University students slain during a shootout at an off-campus party appeared to be "innocent bystanders" who were caught in the crossfire, authorities said Monday.”
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Police arrest 17-year-old in slaying of first-year University of Texas student
by Education
Apr 09, 2016
“Haruka Weiser's slaying earlier this week was the first homicide on the University of Texas campus since 1966, police say.”
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Remedial College Classes Are Costing Students Billions
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 09, 2016
“Unlike other issues in higher education, however, the problem has swept into the middle class along with poor and minority college students, according to the report Out of Pocket: The High Cost of Inadequate High Schools and High School Student Achievement on College Affordability.”
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Room and Board: Airbnb Becomes Dormbnb
by NYT > Education
Apr 09, 2016
“Colleges are fine tuning their housing contracts to explicitly mention Airbnb. Here’s why.”
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WEllness: Power Napping on Campus
by NYT > Education
Apr 09, 2016
“Sleeping pods and nooks help students get some rest. But is a nap enough?”
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Springsteen and the E Street Band won’t play NC due to an “evil virus”
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 09, 2016
“Bruce Springsteen is The Boss — and the buck stops here. Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, and the E Street Band canceled a Greensboro, NC concert scheduled for Sunday because of House Bill 2. Van Zandt called the anti-LGBT law “an evil virus.” Ticketholders will get refunds, but no music, according to a report from Reuters. Entertainers and entertainment companies around the country have been joining tech companies and major employers speaking out against recently enacted and proposed legislation seen as discriminatory to protected classes. Called “bathroom bills,” the major issue and in some cases the only restriction in the laws limits multi-stall bathroom use to the gender listed on birth certificates. More: 80+ tech companies petition NC governor to overturn LGBT discrimination law Georgia’s Governor vetoed a discriminatory bill after major companies objected, but North Carolina and Mississippi have both passed anti-gay bills. South Carolina put forward a bill this past Wednesday restricting bathrooms to birth gender, and Tennessee may vote on a similar measure for public schools and colleges. Tennessee native pop singer Miley Cyrus and several major country musicians spoke out strongly against the legislation Friday. Van Zandt and Springsteen considered other options such as making a statement from the stage, but rejected it,  according to the Associated Press. “You consider those things, and then you realize that’s just playing into their hands. That’s not going to hurt enough — you need to hurt them economically,” said Van Zandt. On his website Friday Springsteen wrote that HB2, “is an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress.” Later on his Facebook page the Boss urged people to contact North Carolina legislators urging repeal of the law. Further explaining their action, Van Zandt said, “This sort of thing is spreading like an evil virus around the country.” Considering discrimination anti-American, he stated, “Whether it’s women, whether it’s gay, transgender, there’s no difference,” he said. “It was very important to us to take a stand early in this before it starts to spread all over the place.” Related:  Apple adds LGBT section to the App Store The musicians join the growing chorus of voices speaking out against the bill, including an array of blue-chip tech companies. Signatories on a bill sent March 30 to the governor include Safra Catz, CEO of Oracle; Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb; Tim Cook, CEO of Apple; Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square and Twitter; Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel; and dozens more. “We are disappointed in your decision to sign this discriminatory legislation into law,” the letter reads. “The business community, by and large, has consistently communicated to lawmakers at every level that such laws are bad for our employees and bad for business.” States in the south enacting socially conservative bathroom bills are hearing from other entertainers, sports groups, and big business as well. Other states are restricting non-essential travel for employees to states with bathroom bills. Economic forces may eventually tip the scales away from discriminatory legislation, but regardless, Bruce and the band won’t be in North Carolina this weekend.”
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Everything you need to know about paying for college before decision day
by Education
Apr 08, 2016
“To make sure families are armed with all of the information they need during this time, we've compiled articles that cover everything from financial aid letters to tuition insurance policies.”
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Columbia University: About 45 percent of freshmen admitted early
by Education
Apr 08, 2016
“The Ivy League university in New York City provides data on its early decision admissions program to The Washington Post.”
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Duke responds to some of protesters' demands, but they refuse to leave the administration building
by Education
Apr 07, 2016
“Duke University's president pledged to begin work to raise the minimum wage as protests continue on the North Carolina campus”
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Rejected by Colleges, SAT and ACT Gain High School Acceptance
by NYT > Education
Apr 06, 2016
“Both testing companies have pushed into the market for federally required tests in public schools, offering them even to students who do not plan to go to college.”
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New Jersey University Was Fake, but Visa Fraud Arrests Are Real
by NYT > Education
Apr 06, 2016
“Federal officials set up the University of Northern New Jersey, which had no real classes, to ensnare brokers who recruited foreigners trying to obtain student visas.”
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Law School Renamed for Antonin Scalia, Again. Blame Acronym.
by NYT > Education
Apr 06, 2016
“George Mason University’s first attempt yielded an unflattering combination of letters.”
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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Rejected by Colleges, SAT and ACT Try High Schools
by NYT > Education
Apr 06, 2016
“Do you think states should use the SAT or the ACT as a way of measuring how well schools are performing?”
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College Students Say Free Speech Has Its Limits
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 06, 2016
“Last fall, the football team at the University of Missouri went on strike to protest slow administrative response to incidents of racial harassment on campus, joining other students in a movement that resulted in the resignation of the school’s president. Although students at the school asserted their right to protest, a viral video of Tim Tai, a student photojournalist, being blocked from documenting what was happening raised concerns over whether free-speech rights on the campus were eroding. According to a Gallup survey of college students, released Monday in collaboration with the Knight Foundation and the Newseum Institute, most undergraduates across the United States believe First Amendment rights are secure.”
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For-profit colleges fighting back hard
by Education: News & Videos about Education - CNN.com
Apr 05, 2016
“It's no secret that prominent short-seller Steve Eisman has been outspoken against the for-profit education sector, and he has the ear of lawmakers and the Department of Education.”
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The Real Reason It’s So Easy to Get A’s in College
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 04, 2016
“The average GPA is also higher than it’s ever been before, according to an updated analysis by Stuart Rojstaczer, a journalist and author who’s been tracking grade inflation since 2002. In 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, the average student had a GPA of about 3.15, and 45 percent of all letter grades were A's. The GPAs at private schools averaged 2.9 percent higher than those of public colleges. In 1973, when far fewer students were going to college, the average GPA was just 2.9 percent, and A’s accounted for about 30 percent of all grades.”
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Survey: College students seek balance on free speech and hate speech
by Education
Apr 04, 2016
“New national survey examines college student beliefs on First Amendment freedoms.”
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4 upstate NY colleges team up for 2018 campus museum exhibit
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 03, 2016
“SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Four upstate New York are teaming up for an innovative program that will exhibit hundreds of photographs simultaneously in museums on each campus.”
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Pro-Trump Chalk Messages Cause Conflicts on College Campuses
by NYT > Education
Apr 02, 2016
“Episodes at several universities illustrate how so-called chalking can turn a low-budget advertising tool into a political lightning rod.”
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It’s Not Only About a Salary: Why Chicago’s Teachers Walked Off the Job
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 02, 2016
“Nearly 400,000 students were forced to stay home as educators and their allies from Fight for $15 and Black Lives Matter picketed outside schools and shut down streets in downtown Chicago. The city’s educators, led by the Chicago Teachers Union, have gripes over the way Chicago Public Schools, which is facing a $1.1 billion operating deficit, has denied them raises. According to a post on the Chicago Teachers Union blog in December, only about one-third of high schools have a librarian, and heavily segregated schools on the South and West sides of the city “have been hit especially hard” by cuts. Sarah Chambers, a special education teacher at Saucedo Elementary on the city’s West Side—who is also a member of the Chicago Teachers Union executive board—told Jacobin about the dire situation on her campus, one that is common across the district.”
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Syrian Artist Seeks College Education From an Unexpected Place
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 02, 2016
“Ahmad Alabdullah was a sophomore studying fine arts at Aleppo University when the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011. Alabdullah eventually fled Aleppo and now lives in Turkey with his family, working several jobs to make ends meet. Alabdullah is one of several students featured on crowdfunding site Iduka, which is working to connect refugees with higher education in Portugal.”
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There's a charming old bell-ringer who climbs the clock tower at James Madison U. and - ahhhh, forget it
by Education
Apr 02, 2016
“James Madison University is a little sillier than anyone realized, this April Fools' Day.”
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Applied to Stanford or Harvard? You probably didn't get in. Admit rates drop, again.
by Education
Apr 02, 2016
“Can they go any lower? Admission rates at selective colleges dropped again in 2016. See the list.”
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Steven B. Sample, Former University President, Dies at 75
by NYT > Education
Apr 01, 2016
“Dr. Sample was president of the State University of New York at Buffalo for nine years and then led the University of Southern California for 19 years.”
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How U.S. News Accounts for Test-Optional Colleges in Our Rankings
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 01, 2016
“The methodology for the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings has long used entering students' test scores as one way of measuring how schools compare in terms of their students' academic prowess. This reflects the reality that a substantial majority of U.S. colleges and universities accept the ACT or SAT as an indicator of academic quality and require the scores for admissions decisions. There are other schools that do not use ACT or SAT scores in their admissions process at all.”
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A’s for Everyone: How Grade Inflation Is Wrecking Higher Education
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 01, 2016
““It’s likely that American competitiveness will suffer if we continue to water down undergraduate education,” former Duke University geology professor Stuart Rojstaczer wrote in an email to TakePart about Grade Inflation, the report released Tuesday on his website. Rojstaczer has become known as “Mr. Grade Inflation” since he first criticized the uptick in grades in an op-ed published in The Washington Post in 2003. Since then he has worked with Chris Healy, a computer science professor at Furman University, to produce several analyses of grade inflation.”
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The Court Ruling That Could End the Student Loan Crisis
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 01, 2016
“An obscure ruling in a U.S. bankruptcy court last week should totally revolutionize the way we finance higher education in America. The case concerned Lesley Campbell, a graduate of the Pace University School of Law in 2009, who took out a $15,000 “bar study loan” with Citibank so she could pay living expenses while preparing for the state bar exam and taking a test-prep course. It’s one of the few areas of the student loan business where private lenders still dominate, after the federal government eliminated banker middlemen on undergraduate and graduate-school loans.”
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Study Big Data Through Online Learning
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 01, 2016
“It was the desire for a degree in the field that drove John Cook, an analyst at Marriott International, to online education about two years ago. The 32-year-old Maryland resident wanted to gain a more in-depth knowledge of data analytics and decided to pursue his master's online through the University of Maryland University College. The flexibility of online learning, Cook says, allows him to balance work and family responsibilities with an education that can ultimately boost his career.”
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Students want Notre Dame to revoke Cosby's honorary degree
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Apr 01, 2016
“SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Student leaders at the University of Notre Dame want the administration to revoke an honorary degree awarded to comedian Bill Cosby in 1990.”
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The three most important questions to ask in finalizing the college decision
by Education
Apr 01, 2016
“After you find out where you've gotten into college, here's what you and your family need to ask to find the right one for you.”
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A college-admissions edge for the wealthy: Early decision
by Education
Apr 01, 2016
“Dozens of prominent colleges fill a third or more of their incoming classes through early-decision applications, which prevent comparison shopping for the best financial deal and make it more difficult to get in during the regular admissions cycle.”
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Multiple dorm arsons, Confederate flags put a college on edge
by Education
Apr 01, 2016
“St. Mary's College of Maryland is unsettled by a series of fires in a dormitory, and recent bias incidents.”
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Your child got into a few colleges. Now here's what you need to know before making a decision.
by Education
Apr 01, 2016
“There are questions every student should ask a prospective school before making a commitment.”
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George Mason law school to be renamed the Antonin Scalia School of Law
by Education
Apr 01, 2016
“George Mason University announces $30 million in gifts, and a new name for its law school in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.”
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Growing number of small colleges struggling to stay afloat
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Mar 30, 2016
“OAKDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Despite a bucolic waterfront campus on Long Island property once owned by the Vanderbilts, things have not been pretty at Dowling College. The school, 60 miles east of New York City, has been hemorrhaging money, students and faculty.”
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There’s Good News for Women When It Comes to Higher Education
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Mar 30, 2016
“More Americans are getting college degrees but recent gains haven’t been uniform across all parts of the population, according to a new Census study. The difference between men and women has been eliminated, but there are still gaps in educational attainment between racial and ethnic groups. Certain immigrant groups are more likely to pursue advanced degrees than their U.S.-born counterparts, but immigrants’ college attainment overall falls behind native-born citizens.”
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How to apply for student loan forgiveness if you went to a Corinthian Colleges school
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Mar 29, 2016
“In the ongoing saga of defunct for-profit university Corinthian Colleges, the federal government announced Friday that more relief is coming for thousands of students who attended the schools.”
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Hacker Says He Printed Anti-Semitic and Racist Fliers at Colleges Across U.S.
by NYT > Education
Mar 28, 2016
“A computer hacker who goes by the name of “Weev” said he sent the fliers last week to all publicly accessible printers in North America, but it is not clear whether he could face charges.”
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Find the Right Pre-College Summer Program
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Mar 28, 2016
“As the college admissions process grows more competitive, many high school students are enriching their summers with pre-college summer programs. You will simultaneously boost your application with an additional rigorous class, while also securing college credit before you officially start university.”
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How college admissions has turned into something akin to 'The Hunger Games'
by Education
Mar 28, 2016
“A college counselor issues a call to action to parents and schools. 'The message we inadvertently send: a prestige acceptance is better than a joyful childhood.'”
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Feds offer debt relief to more former Corinthian students
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Mar 25, 2016
“BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is offering debt forgiveness to another wave of students who attended Corinthian Colleges, the now-defunct chain of for-profit schools that had campuses across the country.”
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Corinthian students may have a clearer path towards debt relief
by Education
Mar 25, 2016
“Evidence that for-profit chain Corinthian Colleges widely misrepresented job placement rates at its Everest and Wyotech schools could make it easier for former students at 91 campuses to have their federal student loans forgiven.”
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Emory student: It's not about chalk. It's about the message Trump sends to people of color.
by Education
Mar 25, 2016
“An Emory University student from El Salvador explains her reaction to the messages supporting Donald Trump that were chalked around campus recently”
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Professors’ Group Says Efforts to Halt Sexual Harassment Have Stifled Speech
by NYT > Education
Mar 24, 2016
“A report by the American Association of University Professors called on the Department of Education and universities to draw a sharper line between sexual behavior and speech on campus.”
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Are colleges doing enough to support low-income students?
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Mar 24, 2016
“A report by the US Department of Education describes practical strategies for the federal government, states, and the institutions themselves to help with recruiting – and graduating – students from low-income backgrounds. “For years, colleges and universities have adopted an approach that was around admitting the best students they could and the onus was on the student to make it,” said Andrew Nichols, a researcher at The Education Trust whose data was used in the report. Recommended: Student loans and college finance: Take our quiz!”
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Campus assault claims: 75 men sue for putting accusers' rights before theirs
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Mar 24, 2016
“The government-led push against sexual assault on college campuses has unintentionally produced a new batch of victims: male students accused of rape, yet never found guilty in criminal court. Overall, sexual assault is believed to remain vastly underreported, despite a strong push from the US Department of Education in 2011.”
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Does free college equal more degrees? Detroit to test popular theory
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Mar 23, 2016
“Going to college just got dramatically more do-able for Detroit students, thanks to a "Detroit Promise" plan that will offer free community college to local high school graduates. The city has secured permanent funding to cover two years at any of six local colleges for graduates of the Detroit Public Schools, Mayor Mike Duggan announced Tuesday. The state has already committed to instituting similar programs in 10 low-income cities in Michigan, all modeled after the largely successful "Kalamazoo Promise" begun in that city in 2005.”
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